How to Remove “Norton_Removal_Tool.exe”

What is Norton_Removal_Tool.exe?

Originally developed by  Symantec, Norton_Removal_Tool.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Norton Antivirus. It is an important component of Norton Antivirus and is located in C:\Program files by default.

Norton_Removal_Tool.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after Norton_Removal_Tool.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Norton_Removal_Tool.exe malware?

If your system is affected by Norton_Removal_Tool.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • Norton_Removal_Tool.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove Norton_Removal_Tool.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Norton_Removal_Tool.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 July 2009 at 4:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 64414c268904a1d2
5205f707f36f80bf
cb10d426
5e45865b654f9350
824ecc33cbcb420e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
2 N/A Executable 58ac7b31f725832a
12d3bc8190caf787
f2d8a75b
49a2d125c4e94d3a
18e42499b951ba55
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Upatre.
GG
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 81b04d2c8758021c
de2f8cf08f718ce3
b4676da4
a4e24f36107bd043
7187dc9ba7267898
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No N/A N/A China N/A
4 N/A Executable 2f5d5a0f1b2aff21
4f4890ccb6063310
129e60c7
70ff47dbd44f7ac9
5f8582007a3eb46c
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Upatre.
GG
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2008 at 4:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 08b0d326b6785dc1
8a59efa74a015aee
8a533698
b16f2484baaff866
8665a53c9b6713e8
Yes N/A N/A Russian Federation
2 N/A Executable eb9c0680249e4689
6b07cda7b79bc0fd
01aa1407
1828b61eb29d7946
a30a4c36e8d84769
Yes N/A N/A 10.108.51.235/32
3 N/A Executable eb9c0680249e4689
6b07cda7b79bc0fd
01aa1407
1828b61eb29d7946
a30a4c36e8d84769
Yes N/A N/A 10.108.51.194/32
4 N/A Executable 2a8edaeab953a8b7
21def0b6abe07ace
a6088596
dd6b67380a24750a
44e928ce204812d1
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
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